Canyon Lake, TX Real Estate News

Anyone that knows us know that we live at Canyon Lake Texas and have for many years. When I opened the mail box this morning I saw "This Good News Story" for our area.                                                                                                                                      Canyon Lake Texas This is the second time U.S. News and World Report has recognized Canyon Lake Texas. A few years back it was recognized for one of the best places for retirement and now again this July 6,2010 for one of the best places to live. Here is a little informaton about Canyon Lake Texas. ClimateCanyon Lake experiences warm summers and mild winters. GeographyThe city is located in the Texas hill country, north of San Antonio and southwest of Austin.Cultural Attractions Canyon Lake ...
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                                                                             Double Dip Dance    From Saturday, 03 July 2010 -  8:30pmTo Sunday, 04 July 2010 - 1:00am                                                                                           This is your chance to release stress, have fun with yor community neighbors. Balance life, work and your social life. Is this possible?  You Bet You Can.....see you at the Double Dip Dance. (You may even dance your way to your next home sale when you meet a potential client).                                                                Leave your worries home:                                                                                              Two Bands!                                                                       ...
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By Carl Winters
How to track itWeb searches on "track hurricane alex" and "tropical storm tracker" are both through the roof. The best way to follow Alex is by checking in with the National Hurricane Center.                                                              We have all seen what a storm or hurricane can do. Wind and water coming on shore can be quite damaging. We saw this evening where folks down along South Padre are getting ready for the first storm soon to be hurricane that is approaching. It has not yet been a designated hurricane. Here in the Texas Hill Country we will probably get some rains, which we got a little last night and a cell this afternoon. Drive safely and don't take chances where there are known high water crossings. Just like New Braunfels TX experienced two weeks ago whe...
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Thought Provoker by Carl WintersComplete Inspection Service, Canyon Lake Texas 78133June 28, 2010 Localism Blog...Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Comal County Texas                                                          These Day's It's All About Saving Money                                                                                      "Some Things To Think About"                          Whether you live in Texas, Florida, New Hampshire or even California we all need to think about saving money and the environment. Home maintenance is IMPORTANT.                                                                                _________________________________                                                              Carl Winters your Hill Country Home Inspection Service           ...
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I don't ever go by a Garage Sale sign without stopping; just something about the hunt for a good bargain. A couple weeks ago I found two items I brought home, the little table in the back seat and the chair in the trunk of my taurus. Of course I could not put the truck lid down so I used a rope I carry just in case...... you get the idea. I'll make it fit. Here is the before and after. The little table cost me #1.00 and the chair $2.50. Of course I had the perfect place; the little table for my printer with two extra shelves and the chair well for pretty in my office. Please notice everyone talks about going green so I followed the green thing. Carl wasn't happy had first, wanted to know why I hauled that junk home. However, he is trying to talk me out of the little table that I have my...
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www.poolsafety.gov IMPORTANT! I'll repeat.....IMPORTANT   Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Starts with You! Residential swimming pools and spas is a favorite activity for children and adults all over the country. Whether enjoying pool time with family and friends, exercising, playing water sports, or learning to swim, everyone needs to be mindful of the potential for incidents and drownings in pools and spas. Few people think of the hidden dangers from drain or suction entrapments. Drains with broken, missing, or faulty covers can entrap hair, the body, limbs, jewelry and clothing, or cause disembowelment/evisceration. Safety TipsSupervise children at all times around pools and spas. Adults should keep a constant eye on all kids in the water. Emphasize the need for constant supervision to b...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
CANYON LAKE TEXAS WATERFRONT MARKET REPORT FOR MAY 2010 The summer season has arrived and while we saw a jump in sales activity for the spring, waterfront sales still tend to be slow going.  The high end market is not recovering as quickly as most would like, but with the still challenging to get Jumbo loan market in turmoil and the economy in survival mode, we just are not seeing the luxury vacation home market bounce back. The following data is from the Central Texas MLS and covers residential waterrfont properties on Canyon Lake. ACTIVE WATERFRONT LISTINGS 45 Active Waterfront Listings Price Range:  $235,000. to $1,295,000. Average List Price: $556,061.   Median List Price: $499,000. Average Price Per Foot: $214.95   Median Price Per Foot: $215.00 Average DOM: 182 Days  Median DOM: ...
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     Everyone has different opinions about whether owning your own home is a good idea. This is how Ceil and I see it:                                                                Just for starters 1.You can get great tax deductions 2.Build equity 3.Have enough space to meet your family's needs 4.Have a lawn to maintain so that you get your exercise                                                             Now this is where is  gets interesting. Do you know where the electrical box is located? Do you know how to find the furnace reset button? Do you know where the main water cut-off value is located? Do you know where the septic is located? Do you know and have you planned a fire escape route? Do you have appropriate and important phone numbers posted for every family member to loca...
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  Canyon Lake is a man-made lake on the Guadalupe River that offers many activities. There are 8 parks with 2 swimming beaches and 22 boat ramps.  Most of the parks offer camping, RV parks, shelters and picnic sites.  The lake itself has 80 miles of shoreline for you to enjoy. The Lake Canyon Yacht Club offers its members a 144 slip waterfront for dry sailed boats and over 150 dry storage spaces for motor boats. Visitors to Canyon Lake can also spend the afternoon tubing down the Guadalupe River or fishing for Rainbow Trout.                                                              About the 2002 Flood In 2002 flood a large gorge was carved out of the limestone by a flood over the course of just 3 days. The flood left the gorge virtually devoid of life, which was good for geologists ...
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By Aaron Vaughn 830-358-0455, My knowledge is your power
(Conifer Builders LLC)
Canyon Lake TX — Home Sales Report — 2009 Sold and Closed Homes Canyon Lake TX — Homes For Sale Canyon Lake TX The following is a CHART that shows details ofSOLD and CLOSED homes for 2009in Canyon Lake TX The following is a CHART that shows details ofSOLD and CLOSED homes for 2009,Days On Market Breakdown,in Canyon Lake TX  
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                                                                                                                               Meet our wonderful grandson Daulton Winters                                                                     and his special sweetheart. Junior/Senior Prom.... Canyon Lake High School....Go Hawks! Are we proud or what? May 17, 2010
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                                                                                                    After The Rain                                                        Speechless Sunday Photo!
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First Pic's taken on May 9, 2010                                                            We have 2 new additions...born May 9, 2010 Taken today May13, 2010   Mama parked them on our neighbors patio. So innocent; guess they feel safe. Just another day of life while living in the Texas Hill Country. Come join us, call your realtor today. If you need a home inspection call Carl Winters with Complete Inspection Service. 830-660-0131 Watch Us Grow Blog - May 13, 2010 Canyon Lake Texas
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Twins but Ceil could only get a photo of one. When she gets a photo of both we will add it to this blog.. Missy and Lissy from last year still hang around. This is such a great time of the year when the fawns are born.                                                     If you are new to the area please drive slowly through the subdivisions; fawns haven't learned about traffic. You ask, why we love living in The Texas Hill Country; here are 2 very good reasons, we love the wildlife and life is easy and simple. We'll keep you current as they grow. Of course we will have to come up with 2 names. Blog Post: Canyon Lake Texas - Buying a home in the Texas Hill Country? Call your realtor today. Need a home inspection? Call Carl Winters with Complete Inspection Service. Advanced Inspector Lice...
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In a nutshell why folks love the Texas Hill Country and our love for Canyon Lake and New Braunfels . 1.  Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort has been called the #1 waterpark in the world by the Travel Channel Located in New Braunfels.      2.  Tubing on the Comal River - A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family picnics and gatherings 3.  Historic Gruene and Gruene Hall and Gristmill - a great place to spend the day and to show someone what Texas is all about. Check out the Antique Mall, Gruene Hall and enjoy great fun at the Texas oldest dance hall at Gruene 4.  Why Canyon Lake - Boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, camping and just plain nice folks 5.  Landa Park - New Braunfels - Everything for the family. Family reunions, golfing, swimming all in...
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On Saturday, May 8, 2010Feeding AmericaThis year Stamp Out Hunger, the nation's largest single-day food drive, will look to surpass one billion pounds of food collected since its inception in 1993.  Last year, letter carriers across the country collected a record total of more than 73.4 million pounds of food. But with hunger impacting 49.1 million Americans, including 16.7 million children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual study measuring food security in the United States; help is needed now more than ever before. In these difficult times it's important for Americans to rally behind causes like the Letter Carriers Food Drive to help their neighbors struggling with hunger. Even a can of corn, pinto beans, green beans can go a long way to help families. It will o...
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Do you care enough to attend the home inspection? Thought Provoker by Carl Winters - Localism Blog May 1, 2010, New Braunfels and Canyon Lake Texas Why attend the home inspection? Simple and Sweet...There is no substitute to actually being present at the inspection.  If you can possibly attend the inspection the inspector can verbally point out certain things that you may miss on the written report. Also, if you have questions he is there to answer these questions. When you attend the inspection, you can ask questions, and become more familiar with the home. You will be able to gain greater confidence in your buying decision. This home is where you will live, eat, sleep, watch television, listen to music, spend family time for a very long time. It is well worth taking time to spend with...
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Quandary: When was the last time you heard this word? When you think about it, this is a very powerful word. Why? I think this is how some folks are feeling when it comes to making a decision.  Should I sell? Should I buy? Should I build? Should I take that new job? Should I quit my job? Should I buy that new car? Should I plan a family vacation.   Quandary: How can you make decision when you are not sure what is going to happen in the future. Or you know nothing about investing in home ownership. Sitting in a restaurant over the weekend we could hear a couple behind us having a discussion regarding the economy. They were definitely in a Quandary. From what we could gather (even though we tried to tune them out) they were trying to decide if they wanted to sell and move into a larger ho...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Wordless Wednesday...Iris in Bloom! Photography by:  Jeani Thomas Richie Copyright 2010 I was meeting an auctioneer at one of my new listings the other day and arrived before him...as I walked around the property checking on things...I came across the blooming irises in the front courtyard...they were awesome and breathtaking...had to share with Active Rain!  
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